The 2013 Beat the Streets Gala is coming to Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall
When I’m not working on EDG business, I run the nonprofit Pearl River Wrestling Association. With PRWA I maintain the website, video the matches, and most recently, created a Media Guide and Short Film for our Awards banquet. This past summer I rebuilt the HS wrestling room and added state-of-the-art technology and training equipment. My goal with PRWA is to get the local community excited about wrestling and invigorate the program. If you’re a wrestling parent, or wrestled in high school or college (and I know a few of my clients were All Americans in college), you immediately know what this sport can do for student athletes.
The VERY BEST example is Beat The Streets, a program that uses the sport of Wrestling to make a difference in kids lives. The NYC chapter does a yearly fundraiser and I wanted to spread the word about this fantastic nonprofit that serves over 2,500 student athletes a year! Watch the Rumble on the Rails Video here.
I hope you’ll consider supporting Beat The Streets. If you are interested in sponsoring a table click here, or for tickets to both the matches and awards gala click here. If you have any questions, please contact Beat the Streets at 212-777-5702 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you didn’t wrestle or don’t know much about the sport please read my poem below.
Wrestling is truly a sport that changes lives.
With kind regards,
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
Awards Gala at Bryant Park Grill
89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
I Love Wrestling
By Bob Gullo
Unlike the many other high school sports that our student athletes participate in; from golf, track, tennis, soccer, baseball, or basketball there are many opportunities recreationally, competitively or even professionally to continue to pursue those sports for a lifetime.
But, for the large majority of High School Seniors, there last Varsity Wrestling Match will be the last time they put on those wrestling shoes and strap on the headgear.
But they will be a Wrestler Forever.
Wrestling transcends the sport itself. One thing I know, when I talk to anyone who wrestled, and it doesn’t matter if the last time they wrestled was 30 or 40 years ago, they talk about wrestling like it was yesterday. Not because they are “living in the past” or as Bruce Springsteen would say “Glory Days” but because Wrestling leaves a lasting impression. It’s that impression that teaches many lessons our athletes will never forget. Lessons and skills that will be used later in life in their chosen careers.
Wrestling isn’t just a sport to me, it’s a way of life, which exemplifies:
Your Desire to improve
Your Ability to get up, after you fail
Wrestling teaches responsibility
Wrestling teaches pride
Wrestling teaches self control
Wrestling teaches humility
Wrestling teaches you to be the “master of your destiny” no teammate can alter your outcome.
I will leave you with this quote from the wrestling legend and Olympian Dan Gable “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”
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